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TNA could do the same thing to a degree...Its much easier to make someone a huge name when you already have 100's of millions of eyeballs watching your product...tna cant do the same thing to the same level as wwe if they dont have people watching their product, no matter how good it is...You could have 100% of tna fans thinking austin aries is the best thing since sliced bread...but if the other 90% of the wrestling fanbase pie doesnt care or know who he is...your company isnt going anywhere
well then it's up to TNA do to that themselves, just like the wwe did before the monday night wars and then during them.
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well then it's up to TNA do to that themselves, just like the wwe did before the monday night wars and then during them.
Thats true...but wwe had more fans and bigger names at that time than tna does now...
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Hogan is the biggest name in wrestling history, it's not like Goldberg at 45 will change anything.

As long as WWE does Cena/Rock II, TNA has nowhere to go but up.

th sad truith that al of u cant ceem to grrasp is dat wrestlig is getig les poplar each day and no bodde caires abot it

vinse is senile at this poiint and th growth of tna has pleateuaed nd roh has nevr bin mor than his a crapy cult
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if a non wrestling fan came up to you and asked you who the world champion of any wrestling catorgory is would you seriously put up or nominate any of the tna champs?
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I was really stating to like TNA until they jumped the shark by challenging WWE live on Monday nights when they clearly weren't ready to do so. They were going to have Hogan? WWE trotted out the Hit Man. And so on. TNA was a growing promotion that got bad advice and decided to make a play for the big dog's yard. And as a result, got squashed. Why ditch the 6 sided ring? It made TNA unique and gave it something WWE definitely did not have. TNA had the X Division and a lot of great young talent. So why start pimping a bunch of old has beens all of a sudden? I ended up not being able to watch TNA anymore, since every week all it did was visually remind me of WCW as it was dying a slow death.

I am starting to watch again somewhat, and it looks potentially promising in spots. They are starting to focus a little on the young talent again, which is what they shoud do. WWE retreads are not going to help them. Even a big name will only give a big pop for a little while. The product needs to be regrown, which is the only way they are going to be able to get into a position to legitimately compete with WWE again. That and hire better writers. Fire anybody in creative associated with WCW or Attitude Era WWE. TNA needs to put their own product out and be original again. They seem to be heading that direction again, but its going to be a long bumpy road, if they can pull it off.
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Hogan is the biggest name in wrestling history, it's not like Goldberg at 45 will change anything.

As long as WWE does Cena/Rock II, TNA has nowhere to go but up.
I'm not so sure that is a correct assessment of Goldberg. I had an awesome opportunity to speak to him for about 5 minutes a week ago in Las Vegas. He was extremely nice and very open about the wrestling biz. I flat out asked if he was ever approached by TNA and said 'they know it's a waste of time because they can't pay me anything.' Now I am sure that 'anything' would be a substantial sum to most of us - but not enough to interest Goldberg. Makes me wonder what they would offer someone like Ryder, Tyson Kidd, etc.

I think Goldberg could spike ratings to a 2.6 within a week. He could (wouldn't) put someone like Roode or Matt Morgan over huge as well.

It would't change the world, but for the kind of money that TNA is willing to spend they should sign Colt Cabana.
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They've signed big names and it hasn't helped. They could sign Cena and it wouldn't help much.

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They've signed big names and it hasn't helped. They could sign Cena and it wouldn't help much.
They dont get it.You cant explain it in any way. Regardless what is helping is what Impact Wrestling is focusing on making happening right now.

This year is going to be very exciting.
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I was really stating to like TNA until they jumped the shark by challenging WWE live on Monday nights when they clearly weren't ready to do so. They were going to have Hogan? WWE trotted out the Hit Man. And so on. TNA was a growing promotion that got bad advice and decided to make a play for the big dog's yard. And as a result, got squashed. Why ditch the 6 sided ring? It made TNA unique and gave it something WWE definitely did not have. TNA had the X Division and a lot of great young talent. So why start pimping a bunch of old has beens all of a sudden? I ended up not being able to watch TNA anymore, since every week all it did was visually remind me of WCW as it was dying a slow death.

I am starting to watch again somewhat, and it looks potentially promising in spots. They are starting to focus a little on the young talent again, which is what they shoud do. WWE retreads are not going to help them. Even a big name will only give a big pop for a little while. The product needs to be regrown, which is the only way they are going to be able to get into a position to legitimately compete with WWE again. That and hire better writers. Fire anybody in creative associated with WCW or Attitude Era WWE. TNA needs to put their own product out and be original again. They seem to be heading that direction again, but its going to be a long bumpy road, if they can pull it off.
I agree with a lot your saying...but you can have the best product in the world...but it doesn't do any good if nobody or very few poeple are buying/watching it
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They've signed big names and it hasn't helped. They could sign Cena and it wouldn't help much.
They signed Angle 6 years ago...what big name have they gotten since then? Hogan? Hardy? lol please
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